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Old 11-03-2015, 06:52 AM   #41
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Ha, I'd love to see your source for that WAG. "Most owners of" any vehicle don't have a clue how to change the oil much less how to disable anything. I fell for the hype and was in the market for one prior to the first announcement.

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Old 11-03-2015, 07:51 AM   #42
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Who cares about this issue. Most owners of diesels get tunes to disable the majority of that bogus emissions crap anyway. How many posting in this thread actually own diesels?
I would say the vast majority of diesel owners do NOT have "tunes" and many don't even know what a "Tune" is. Especially when you are talking about diesels in cars, SUVs, & CUVs....which is what VW sells.
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Old 11-03-2015, 10:33 AM   #43
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I am pissed that the govt singled out VW. (actually they were "caught" by an independent study probably funded by the UAW since they did not make their Tennessee plant unioniized)
I bet all manufacturers do this.
You think a 725 HP Hellcat is within emissions limits at full throttle?
More heads will roll in the near future me thinks.
Until then, I am off on a 1000 mile comfortable road trip at 46 MPG.

If VW detunes my car, I will retune it back. Runs awesome.
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Old 11-03-2015, 11:08 AM   #44
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Ha, I'd love to see your source for that WAG. "Most owners of" any vehicle don't have a clue how to change the oil much less how to disable anything. I fell for the hype and was in the market for one prior to the first announcement.

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The day is coming when you won't be able to modify engine or emission control software. Vehicle manufacturers are already looking in to ways to keep anyone from modifying their software. If I owned a company that manufactured engine "tuners", I would be concerned about the future of my company.

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sportwagen. It is a great car. There are few, if any, 2.0 liter factory built 4-bangers that can match it's performance or fuel efficiency.


VW made a big mistake when they tried to circumvent emissions regulations. The fix for the 11 million TDI Clean Diesel vehicles may end up being a combination of both hardware and software and that will make it difficult, if not impossible, for anyone tamper with it.


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Who cares about this issue. Most owners of diesels get tunes to disable the majority of that bogus emissions crap anyway. How many posting in this thread actually own diesels?
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Old 11-03-2015, 01:16 PM   #45
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sportwagen. It is a great car. There are few, if any, 2.0 liter factory built 4-bangers that can match it's performance or fuel efficiency.


The fix for the 11 million TDI Clean Dirty Diesel vehicles may end up being a combination of both hardware and software...
After the emissions system is fixed and the TDI is operating under the same rules (i.e. without the miraculous breakthroughs that turned out not to be so miraculous), I think you'll find that there were other engines that had the same performance and fuel efficiency.

Just so you know I'm not a diesel-hater, I have a Duramax 6.6 diesel and am under no illusions about its cleanliness - especially when I put my foot in it and see that black cloud come out under the right rear corner. But then, The General didn't try to dazzle me with claims of its eco-friendliness to get me to buy theirs over someone elses.
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Old 11-03-2015, 03:01 PM   #47
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I would say the vast majority of diesel owners do NOT have "tunes" and many don't even know what a "Tune" is. Especially when you are talking about diesels in cars, SUVs, & CUVs....which is what VW sells.
Are you talking about a MALONE tune on the VW? Or a SMARTY for the Cummins or EFILIVE for the D-MAX and or Cummins ?
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[QUOTE=spock123;991244] I wonder about the trucks that are "rolling coal". That is a lot of smoke. I wonder what the smoke would look like pulling a fifth wheel

I have a tuner on my PSD that will roll coal when turned up,but I set it back to 60RWHP when I have the trailer on. That 160 available RWHP would blow soot all over the trailer and pulling that much wieght, would probably be death to my trans as well.My truck did not have any emission control devices on it in the first place and my tuner allows me to switch back to stock (with no foot print) with a turn of the dial.I dont know for sure but I doubt that the turbo mods would cause a spike in emmisions.
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Are you talking about a MALONE tune on the VW? Or a SMARTY for the Cummins or EFILIVE for the D-MAX and or Cummins ?
Obviously, you are in the major minority . . .

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If VW detunes my car, I will retune it back. Runs awesome.

It is going to be very difficult for VW or any manufacture to get vehicle owners to comply with the recall. You simply do not have to let the manufacture or dealer have any access to your car to do the recall work.
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